John Kerry: Even Tony Blair Is Bailing Out of Iraq, So Why Do Bush and GOP Want to Escalate War?

Brian Zick

Josh Marshall quotes Senator Kerry responding to Tony Blair's announcement of a timetable for withdrawal of British troops from Iraq: “America’s leading ally in Iraq has decided that a timetable for the phased redeployment of troops is the only responsible policy to help force Iraqis to stand up for Iraq. After years of touting Prime Minister Blair’s resolve, the Administration should now pay attention to his new policy. This announcement makes it all the more inexplicable that the President and leading Republicans actually want to send more American troops into the middle of an Iraqi civil war.”

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